Creative License

The Art of Gestalt Therapy

  • Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
  • Nancy Amendt-Lyon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Introduction

    1. Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb, Nancy Amendt-Lyon
      Pages 1-2
  3. The Emergence of the Creative Field

  4. The Challenge of Defining Creative Concepts

  5. Connecting Theory and Practice: Case Examples

  6. A Taste of the Field in Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Joseph Melnick, Sonia March Nevis
      Pages 227-238
    3. Edward Lynch, Barbara Lynch
      Pages 239-247
    4. Edwin C. Nevis
      Pages 291-302
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 303-319

About this book


The time is ripe, more than fifty years after the publication of the magnum opus by Perls, Hefferline & Goodman, to publish a book on the topic of cre­ ativity in Gestalt therapy. The idea for this book was conceived in March 2001, on the island of Sicily, at the very first European Conference of Gestalt Therapy Writers of the European Association [or Gestalt Therapy. Our start­ ing point was an article on art and creativity in Gestalt therapy, which was presented there by one of the editors, and illuminated by a vision, held by the other editor, of bringing together colleagues from around the world to contribute to a qualified volume on the subject of creativity within the realm of Gestalt therapy. We wanted to continue the professional discourse inter­ nationally and capture the synergetic effects of experienced colleagues' re­ flections on various aspects of our chosen subject. Moreover, we intended to explore how the theoretical reflection of one's practice can inspire effective interventions and, vice versa, how the discussion of practical experiences can shape new theoretical directions. Hence, our aim in this book is to create a forum on the concept of creativ­ ity in Gestalt therapy.


Intervention aesthetics creative adjustments creativity health intelligence performing arts psychology psychotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Margherita Spagnuolo Lobb
    • 1
  • Nancy Amendt-Lyon
    • 2
  1. 1.Istituto di GestaltSiracusaItaly
  2. 2.Austrian Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group DynamicsViennaAustria

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